Putin congratulates Naruhito
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram congratulating new Japanese Emperor Naruhito on his inauguration.
"In recent years, relations between our countries have been significantly developing. Moscow and Tokyo hold a constructive political dialogue, cooperating in solving topical issues of regional and global agenda," according to the statement posted on the Kremlin website.
Putin expressed confidence that further boosting of Russian-Japanese cooperation in various areas meets core interests of the two peoples and is in the framework of strengthening international stability and security.
In addition, the Russian president wished Naruhito good health, prosperity and successful years-long rule for the benefit of Japanese citizens.